Today's story is 'Chowder's Day' by Andrew Davies
Author (Chowder's Day):
An introduction to the social sciences
It's a continuous process that goes on throughout our lives. It's particularly important in the first few years. It starts as soon as we are born. It's socialisation - the way we learn how to live in society.
Introduced by Derek Hart
(Linked with Radio 3, Friday 7.0 pm. For publication see page 14. This series, with the correspondence course - for details apply to National Extension College, [address removed] - provides useful preparatory experience for Open University students)
with Peter Woods reporting the world tonight with the BBC's reporters and correspondents at home and abroad
Treasured memories of other times - firm views about present times.
In the race for today few of us spare enough time to listen - even to learn - from people who also know about yesterday, as they talk to the Man Alive reporters.
A weekly programme which focuses on people and the situations which shape their lives
Reporters Jim Douglas Henry, Jeremy James, Jeanne La Chard, Gillian Strickland, Desmond Wilcox, Harold Williamson
Nobody disputes our democratic right to poison ourselves, if we choose to, with nicotine. But have we any choice in the matter? For every Â£1 spent on telling the public about its harmful effect, Â£180 are spent suggesting the contrary - cigarettes are glamorous; with coupons, even profitable. The weed kills 27,000 smokers, between 35 and 64, every year. They and the survivors contribute Â£100 million, every year, to the Treasury. The national sickness caused by nicotine pays for the National Health. This programme is not a debate about whether or not smoking causes cancer or kills people. That's no longer a real argument. This is about persuasion and its problems. Can we give it up - can we afford to give it up? Can we be sold into stopping the habit that kills - but is hard to break - cigarette smoking?
Introduced by Jack Pizzey
If you own a pedigree cat - how do you select a mate? What preparations do you make for kittening? How do you give pills or a liquid medicine to your pet cat?
These are just some of the problems in this the last programme of the present series.
The last of three plays by Ian Curteis
starring Mike Pratt as Turk, Anne Stallybrass as Anna and Patience Collier as The Gull Woman
The Gull Woman:
Celly: Barbara Yu
with Joan Bakewell, Michael Dean, Tony Bilbow, Sheridan Morley